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Mace (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Mace (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Mace     Symbolism in the House Chamber     The mace is the symbol of authority of the House of Representatives. The mace is 46 inches high and consists of 13 thin ebony rods representing the original 13 states of the union. The rods […]

Legislative Branch Agencies / Architect of the Capitol / AOC (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Legislative Branch Agencies / Architect of the Capitol / AOC (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Legislative Branch Agencies / Architect of the Capitol / AOC To ensure that Congress has independent sources of information from the executive branch to support it in its legislative and oversight responsibilities, Congress formed several legislative branch agencies.   Stone Preservation on Capitol Hill   […]

Chaplain (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Chaplain (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Chaplain A clergyman elected by the each chamber to open its daily sessions with prayer. The chaplain is also available as an advisor and counselor to members, members’ families, and congressional employees. Also see § 4.110 Administrative Offices of the House, § 4.111 House Chaplains […]